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Christopher Orchard

The uncertainty of the poet

Peter Goldsworthy, Margot Osborne, Roy Ananda, Julia Robinson, Rod Taylor, Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard
Although the Bald Man has been expecting inclement weather for some time, he is often ill-prepared and ill-attired for the climatic conditions that assail him …

Christopher Orchard is the creator of the Bald Man, a stoic little character the artist has been drawing and edrawing for decades. Orchardís apparently effortless art is built on a commitment to rigorous studio practice, while as an educator, he has helped shape many careers.

In Christopher Orchard: The uncertainty of the poet, we see the evolution of his style over the years. We also gain an insight into the immense influence of a man who is one of Australiaís finest artists working today.

'His compositions entice the viewer to look closely, to follow the artistís keen eye turned on contemporary aspects of the human condition, to explore and discover the effect and cause of this extraordinary artistís world view.' - Stephen Rosenberg

Margot Osborne is an author, independent curator and art history researcher. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Adelaide.

Peter Goldsworthy has won literary awards across a wide range of genres. His 1995 novel Wish is in the Text Classics series, and his 1989 novel Maestro is an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic.

Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and educator. His objects, installations, drawings and texts variously celebrate popculture fandom, play, process and the very act of making.

Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist and educator. Drawing on myth, superstition, ritual and folklore, her sculptural practice ruminates on human attitudes to death and the afterlife.

Rod Taylor co-founded Adelaide Central School of Art with his then wife, Heather Nicholson, in 1982. He retired from ACSA and as an Associate Professor of Flinders University in 2008.

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Format Jacketed hardback
Size 280 x 235 mm
ISBN 9781743054925
Extent 160 pages
Price: AU$49.95 including GST
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